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1973
Founded as TASS Service Co. Ltd.
Developed ERP system software with NEC. Provided data processing services to wholesalers and retailers using mainframe computer ACOS.
1977
Started computer development business.
1981
Changed the company name to Japan Computer Industry, Inc.
1984
Established Design & Manufacturing Center handling the entire process from development, sample making to production.
Opened Tokyo branch.
1991
JC-CONNECT(R)MODEL101Developed UNIX supporting print server, JC-CONNECT® 101. Started network peripheral device business.
1993
Released JC-CONNECT® 101B, Japan's first print sever supporting multiple protocols. Released JC-CONNECT® C-5000, Japan's first embedded print server for Canon LBP Laser Shot.
1994
Started OEM services of embedded print servers for network standard large printers.
1995
Opened an office in San Jose , USA
1998
Obtained ISO9002.
Developed JCI Falcon, Japan's first RISC ASIC with Toshiba for networking devices, and shifted to JCI Falcon included RISC based print servers.
1999
Opened an office in London, UK.
Opened an office in Beijing, China.
2000
Developed protocol stacks such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk and NetBEUI, and internet software such as HTTP, SMTP, POP and IPP, and modules such as SNMP and BSD Socket/RPC for embedded networking system.
Started fingerprint authentication business.
Moved the London office to Germany as a local office for the European market.
Established a local office in China.
2001
Started OEM license business of embedded network protocol stacks.
2002
Obtained ISO9001/2000 (JAN)
Established a US subsidiary, silex technology america, Inc. (MAR)
Changed the company name to silex technology, Inc. (APR)
2003
Listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange with the securities code 6679. Increased the capital to 883,675,000 yen (SEP)
2004
IPv6 Ready Logo Obtained ISO14001 (MAR)
Increased the capital to 1,450,207,000 yen (JUN)
2005
USB Device Server SX-2000WG ptReleased a USB device server, SX-1000U (JAN)
Released SX-2000WG, world's first IEEE 802.11b/g supported wireless USB device server. (JUL)
Developed world's first UWB wireless XGA solution. (SEP)
silex technology america, Inc. acquired Wireless & Connectivity Solutions of TROY Group, Inc. (DEC)
2006
Started shipping of SX-Biometrics Suite with S1, an inner-layer fingerprint authentication sensor (MAY)
Developed an authentication printing adapter supporting contactless IC multi-card reader/writer with SAXA, Inc. (SEP)
Released SX Virtual Link (for Macintosh), software for USB device servers (SEP)
2007
IPv6-IPv4 Converter SX-2600CVReleased serial device servers (MAR)
Announced video distribution systems in the US (MAY)
2008
silex Embedded Software Suite Started full operation of Keihanna headquarters as a new innovation center. (JAN)
Built a partnership with Ryoyo Electro Corporation, a leading general electronics trading company (JAN)
Added isochronous transfer mode to wireless USB device servers for the first time in the world. (FEB)
Started providing a wireless LAN driver for Windows CE5.0 / Windows XP Embedded. (FEB)
Released MVDS, Japan's first system to allow real-time wireless video transmission to multiple displays (APR)
Released SX-10WAN, an 802.11n (Draft2.0) supported wireless LAN module. (JUN)
Released SelecurePrint, an IC card authentication printing system. (JUL)
Built a partnership with Okaya Electronics, general electronics trading company. (AUG)
2009
SX-3000GB Moved the Tokyo office to Hamamatsucho. (FEB)
Announced a multi-display network supported network display adapter. (APR)
Certified as one of Atheros Communications technical center (AADC). (MAY)
Released a Gigabit Ethernet supported USB device server. (DEC)
2010
SX-PCEGN Released SX-PCEGN, a PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (SEP)
Released SX-PCEAN, a PCI Express supported wireless LAN module. (NOV)
PS-NT100, cloud device server, was chosen for NTT Group's N-TRANSFER. (OCT)
2011
SX-DS-3000WANReleased SX-ND2000F, Network Display Adaptor and SX-ND4050G (IEEE802.11n). Released SX-ND4050G at WACOM (MAR)
Released SX-DS-4000U2, a USB device server, with ultra-high performance platform. (AUG)
Released SX-DS-3000WAN, IEEE 802.11n USB device server (SEP)
Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata Machinery, Ltd. Delisted from JASDAQ Market. (DEC)
2012
ModuleReleased Multicast Distribution System X-5 (JAN)
Released an SDIO wireless LAN module and an intelligent wireless LAN module (JUN)
Productized SX-LB-4000U, a Linux platform which makes applications available without using PCs (JUL)
Released SX-AP-4800AN, an access point supporting Enterprise Security for business use (NOV)
2013
SX-680 Started shipping SX-680, an embedded wireless bridge module. (JAN)
Released Japan's first CCX supported supplicant for embedded wireless LAN. (APR)
Released SX-ND-4350WAN, a wireless LAN access point with interactive image transfer. (DEC)
2014
SX-ULPAN Supported fast roaming 802.11r with an access point, SX-AP-4800AN (APR)
Released an IEEE802.11ac PCIe module (APR)
Released SKY-AP-300AN, an access point supporting SKYMENU Class for education (JUL)
Released SX-ULPAN, a 2.4/5GHz IoT wireless LAN module. (DEC)
2015
NX-1 Released NX-1, a Wi-Fi site survey device (MAY)
Released AMC Manager, a wireless monitoring and controlling software. (JUN)
Released BR-300AN, an enterprise wireless bridge logistics, medical and industrial. (NOV)
Acquired embWiSe Technology PVT LTD (DEC)
2016
SX-SDMAN2 Released SX-SDMAN2, a 2x2 SDIO wireless LAN module supporting 11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth. (JAN)
Released GDR-1150/1250, a remote M2M gateway with LTE/3G modem for industrial. (APR)
Released GDM-3150, a serial/CAN wireless LAN converter with video features. (APR)
Announced DS-600, a USB 3.0 device server featuring enterprise securities. (MAY)
Announced SX-SDMAC, SDIO module supporting 11ac and AP-500AC, an access point. (MAY)
Released IoT Wireless Development Kit for RX600/RL78 Series. (MAY)
Announced DS-520AN, a USB device server featuring enterprise securities. (OCT)
Released BR-310AC, a wireless bridge. (OCT)
2017
BR-400AN Released LB-100AN, a wireless LAN platform for embedded application. (JAN)
Released AP-501AC E model, a new access point for school (MAR)
Announced Mesh Wireless LAN Technology at the 6th IoT/M2M Expo (APR)
Announced an 11ac access point with high-speed DFS technology. (APR)
Released SX-ULPGN (2.4GHz), SX-SDPAC (2.4/5GHz), and SX-PCEAD (60GHz). (MAY)
Released GDM-3250, a CAN/Serial wireless LAN bridge supporting video for working vehicles. (JUL)
Released SX-590, an 802.11ac intelligent wireless LAN module supporting outdoor use. (SEP)
Announced the release schedule of AP-511AC, an access point with DFS monitoring/avoidance technology. (NOV)
Announced BR-400AN, a mesh network system featuring simple installation. (DEC)

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